The minute you arrive you step into a beautiful, serene and inviting place! The entire vibe is relaxing and comfortable...the Inn Keepers are amazing! The food and drinks that are served are some of the best I've had. We spent our days visiting nearby towns and walking/wading through pristine rivers and waterfalls. Evenings spent talking with other guests, listening to music and night time star gazing...This place is truly wonderful...I'd go back in a heartbeat!
My girlfriend and I spent two nights at this wonderful pousada situated on the edge of the charming little village, Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras. We were welcomed by Peter and Marcia like old friends, who have really cultivated a quite wonderful family atmosphere at this pousada, typified by the chatter and laughter among guests and owners at dinner each night. The food prepared by Peter was absolutely exceptional, and included many delicious local products. We stayed in one of the private chalets, which was very comfortable, spacious and felt as if we had our own little house for the weekend. Even during a Brazilian holiday, everything felt wonderfully peaceful, both in the grounds of the pousada and the city itself. Peter and Marcia also gave us lots of excellent tips on where else to visit and stay in the region. Will definitely be coming again!…
We spent a weekend at this peaceful and beautiful place! São Gonçalo do Rio das Pedras is a place along the "Estrada Real"- which is a rough dirt road with gorgeous views of Minas Gerais moutains! This pousada is "tucked in", literally, inside this little village! Beautiful, clean, inviting, comfortable place! We stayed at one of the chalets- red one,the most spacious! Peter and Marcia are a very nice owners and hosts of it! Want to rest, nice views, peace and quiet? Way to go!
Though extremely hard to get to, (rent a 4 wheel drive, definitely), you will be so warmly received you will immediately forget how hard it was to get there. Peter is a gourmet chef and the meals were exceptional every night. Marcinha is a delight, too! You are welcome to cachaca, cool filtered water, and interesting reading materials. There are several very comfortable public rooms where you truly feel at home. Also Peter gave us so much help in the planning of this trip, referring us to friends and solving our biggest problem of where to stay before flying out of Belo Horizonte without going into the city. He even called to see if there was anything else he could do before we left. Who does that? A very special place indeed.
This is just such a beautiful spot. The pousada itself is delightful. There are secluded chalets of varying sizes and styles. We stayed in the main house with the most amazing view and a very comfortable room. The owners who run the pousada are totally dedicated to making everything lovely. There is a delicious dinner served every evening at 20h and you sit together on long tables. The food is really very good. Peter and Marcinha are outstanding hosts and full of good tips on where to visit and always ready for a chat. The surrounding areas are wonderful - Lots of waterfalls and breathtaking scenery.